Donald C. Thomas, age 67, of South Good Hope Rd., W. Salem Twp., Greenville, passed away Friday afternoon, August 21, 2020 in his residence after a nine year battle with cancer.

He was born in Greenville on July 7, 1953 to Wayne E. and Helen L. (Hummel) Thomas. Don was a 1972 graduate of Reynolds High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1972-1976. He was employed for thirty years at the former Ohio Valley Railcar in Wheatland.

Don loved dogs and along with his wife, they were active with Therapy Dog Internationl, visiting hospitals and nursing homes helping to enrich people's lives. He was also a member of the Mercer County Animal Response Team. Don was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping.

On February 12, 1977 he married the former Denise L. Mattern, she survives. Also surviving are two sisters; Bev Vansickle and her husband Lonnie of Greenville and Nancy Kefurt of Brookfield, OH, a brother; Paul Thomas and his wife Tina of Midland, MI, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Don's wishes, cremation was chosen and due to the pandemic, a Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to any K-9 Charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 23, 2020    

    Thank u. So sorry for your loss.

  2. John Juriga John Juriga
    August 25, 2020    

    Rest in peace, Don.

    John Juriga
    RHS Class of ’72

  3. Mike Galus (Mick to DC) Mike Galus (Mick to DC)
    August 25, 2020    

    Denise, I am so sorry to hear about Don. We were close friends in Shenango and of course all of the softball games and then the years got away from me and I regret not seeing him all these years. But I carry fond memories of those years and I truly hope he is now resting in peace. Again my condolences to you and Donnie’s family and stay safe. Rest In Peace DC.

  4. Cindy and Doug Glass Cindy and Doug Glass
    August 26, 2020    

    Denise, our thoughts are with you. We will never forget Donald, his helpfulness and generosity.

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